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By Peter O
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" 'Work, because I am with You', declares the Lord of Hosts." Haggai 2:4


War with You? Soul-brawl?
No! No! No!
Lifeless of You I will stay,
A truant of Your Trust.

Only, when I hand over my soul's weapons,
Open my heart to You,
Will the battle's roar cease, the trenches fill,
And my soul's Shiloh will end --
You the Victor.

And Your grace will be my reward-gift --
The healing ointment of war's wounds,
The cure of festering sores.

You, Father,

The Lord of Hosts, the Yahweh of the armies,
Root out my souls enemies,
Overturn their monuments, their statues, and
And replace all with  grace, for

Grace is the stepping stone to You.

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Submitted: Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 12, 2012

About the Poet
I am 79 years of age. For the past nine years I have been retired, after forty years, from the field of alcoholism and drug abuse in New York City. I am married and we have two grown sons and two grand-sons. My life changed through a grace-experience in 1967. Writing Christian prayers is a particular interest of mine. This came about by a growing awareness of the spiritual in recovery from addictions. I choose, intellectually and emotionally, to believe the Triune God of the Sared Scriptures as my Healer.

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